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Technical Paper Competition

Climate Change: Roles and Responsibilities of Engineers

The competition

The competition is opened to all Young Members around the world. The competition is the initiative of IYMC to provide a platform for YM develop their presentation skills on a particular topic. The theme for the competition originated from the awareness of UNSDG and efforts to curb Climate Change which is in line with COP 26 that was held on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The competition also provides an avenue for future engineers in the undergraduate affiliate members to young members in the industry to voice out their opinions and ideas about Climate Change and what engineers should do.

How to enter

The competition is opened to all active International Young Members and non-members of the institution. The competition is free of charge and comes with two different categories: Student Affiliates and Working Young Members.

All International Young Members are invited to submit a paper based on the specific topic. The paper submitted must be in the form of empirical study essay, product development ideas, conceptual models or even providing critical reviews and ideas on the theme.

Each member can submit only one paper, maximum 3 authors per article. Manuscripts submitted are final and cannot be changed with no reasons. The manuscript must not contain prohibited elements, is free from plagiarism elements, and has never been awarded any prizes in other competition or published in any form of media.

The paper must be written in English. Manuscripts submitted must be in MS word and in PDF format. The references cited in the article should be listed using APA style. Preliminary evaluations will be carried out by appointed panels by IYMC to select the Top 5 papers in each category. Top 5 entries participants will be invited to an online presentation session to share their ideas. Evaluation panels will be appointed from IYMC and YMB to evaluate the presentations. Judges’ decisions are final. Winning entries will be published in PE magazine as featured article.

Maximum page number of paper is 6 pages. The contents of the manuscript contain 2,000 - 3,000 words (excluding abstracts and bibliography). Abstract contains 250-300 words with 5 keywords.

Submit your paper to TechnicalPaperComp@imeche.org by 27 May 2022 to participate in this competition.

Download a Technical Paper Competition Application Form

Submission specifications

Criteria Percentage (%) 
 Creativity and innovation of idea/points put forward 20
 Accuracy and Analysis of Data 20
Development of Conclusion and Recommendations  20
 Relevancy to Theme 20 
 Effectiveness of Methodology proposed 20 

Prize details

Students Affiliate

1st Prize: £300 + Certificate
2nd Prize: £200 + Certificate
3rd Prize: £100 + Certificate


Working Young Members

1st Prize: £500 + Certificate
2nd Prize: £300 + Certificate
3rd Prize: £200 + Certificate

Non Member

1st Prize: £100 + Certificate

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